Divisions of the University of Oxford

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The various academic faculties, departments, and institutes of the University of Oxford are organised into four divisions, each with its own Head and elected board. They are the Humanities Division; the Social Sciences Division; the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division; and the Medical Sciences Division.[1]

Humanities Division

The Humanities Division has received considerable praise for its work at the forefront of digitising the Humanities.[2] The Humanities Division has been physically expanding into the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Oxford.[3]

The current Head of the Humanities Division is Professor Chris Wickham.[4] Professor Sally Shuttleworth was Head from 2006 to 2011, and Professor Shearer West served as Head between August 2011 and 2015.[5]

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[6]

Medical Sciences Division

Medicine has been taught at the University of Oxford since the 13th century.[7][8] In 1770, John Radcliffe, an Oxford-educated physician founded the Radcliffe Infirmary.[7] The current Head of the division is Gavin Screaton. Professor Alastair Buchan was head from 2007-2017[9]

The Division contains the following Faculties and departments:[6]

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics is a research institute of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.[10]

The Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response is a partnership between the Nuffield Department of Medicine and CUHK Faculty of Medicine.[11]

The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.[12]

The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology is a research institute of the Department of Oncology.[13]

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine is a research centre of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.[14]

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS)

From 2015 the head of the division is Professor Donal Bradley.[15] From 2007 to 2015 the head was Professor Alex Halliday.[16]

The Division contains the following departments:[6]

Social Sciences Division

The Social Sciences Division represents the largest grouping of social sciences of any University in the United Kingdom.[17][18] As a major provider of social science research, it is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council as a Doctoral Training Centre of excellence in research training.[19][20] From 2018 the division's head is Professor Sarah Whatmore.[21] From 2008 to 2017 the head was Professor Roger Goodman.

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Status VII: Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education". Statutes and Regulations of the University of Oxford. University of Oxford. 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Oxford humanities goes digital". myScience. 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Viñoly and Bennetts Associates' designs for Oxford University revealed". 15 October 2009.
  4. ^ "... and welcome to Professor Chris Wickham as Head of the Humanities Division for 2015/16". Humanities Division. University of Oxford. 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  5. ^ "New Head of Humanities appointed". University of Oxford. 9 February 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Divisions and departments". ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b "The History of the Oxford Medical School". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 27 January 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  8. ^ History of Medical Sciences
  9. ^ "Farewell message from the outgoing Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan". medsci.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Welcome to the WHG". well.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Collaborations and Ventures, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University". University of Oxford. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Structure and impact". ndcn.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Welcome to the Department of Oncology". oncology.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  14. ^ "PHC Research". phc.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  15. ^ "New Head of the MPLS Division". Oxford University. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Alex Halliday". Oxford University Earth Sciences. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Welcome to the Social Sciences Division". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Development Programme - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Social Sciences". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  20. ^ "Funding - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Sarah Whatmore". University of Oxford Social sciences Division. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

External links

  • Divisions and Departments
  • Humanities Division
  • Medical Sciences Division
  • MPLS Division
  • Social Sciences Division
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